Volume Four in a series of promotional CDs issued without charge by the Contemporary Music Centre to provide a stimulating introduction to the work of Irish composers. This 'musical calling card' was produced with the assistance of funding from the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. See also Volume Two and Three in the series.
Flautist Aisling Agnew and classical guitarist Matthew McAllister met in Glasgow whilst studying at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Their joint passion for chamber music, interacting with composers and performing new music immediately brought them together. Their debut album, ‘Recital’, features a wide range of virtuosic and beautiful music from Greg Caffrey, David Fennessy and others.
Volume Nine in a series of promotional CDs issued without charge by the Contemporary Music Centre to showcase the diverse range of work of Irish composers. The CD was produced with the assistance of funding from Culture Ireland, the Arts Council Music Recording Scheme 2009 and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Islands, the title of this recording, is taken from Seóirse Bodley's work for guitar. However, it also reflects that the CD comprises a set of disparate and varied works, recorded at different times and in different venues on a variety of instruments. The collection encompasses a wide variety of compositional styles and approaches to writing for the guitar and offers a good overview of the contribution to this genre by Irish composers. The seven works presented are all world premiere recordings.
Mary Dullea’s new album Gothic, a CD of new piano music from Ireland. The album features works by Ed Bennett, David Fennessy, Frank Lyons, John McLachlan, Gráinne Mulvey, Jonathan Nangle and Benjamin Dwyer.